Monday 8 May

The Charter School Performance Cover Up

The poor performance of the primary and middle schools is also evident in the Evaluation Report. Of the five primary and middle schools, which have contract targets set against National Standards, only one school, the Rise Up Academy, was assessed as …

NCEA target ditched, good news for real learning | Scoop News

Secondary teachers around the country will be breathing sighs of relief as they hear the news that the 85 percent target for NCEA level 2 has been scrapped, …

National Trying to Fix Their Mistakes in Education

National’s revised Better Public Service target in writing and maths for Year 8 students shows National Standards have completely failed, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Education Tracey Martin. “New Zealand First has always been committed to …

‘Feeding the Roots’ supports Pāsifika student engagement

Massey University PhD graduate (Education) Dr Alet van Vuuren, a Registered Psychologist for the Ministry of Education, explored factors facilitating the engagement in learning of Pāsifika students at intermediate school level. Her study … “Despite …

Plastic Free Tuesday coming to Aotearoa

Over 170 marae, kura, kohanga reo, community organisations and kaupapa Māori events across Aotearoa have already implemented the Para Kore programme to reduce waste.” Kahurangi Peke-King-Minnear, a Te Reo Māori teacher who lives in Tāmaki …

Young digital coders tutor MPs at Parliament

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne is delighted to host a Beehive Code Club event in Parliament today, where primary school students are to conduct  a coding session with MPs and government officials as part of Techweek 2017. The 30 students from local primary schools and Ngai Tahu are members of Code Club Aotearoa, a charity that aims to give every Kiwi kid the chance to learn to code for free. …

NZ universities drop to 15th in world ranking

Tight state funding has helped push New Zealand universities down to 15th place in a new world ranking.The Universitas 21 list, which ranks national university systems rather than individual universities, once again puts the United…

Culturally sensitive curriculum helps Pasifika students

Dr van Vuurens study, supervised by well-known Pasifika education researcher Associate Professor Bobbie Hunter and special education expert Associate Professor Mandia Mentis (both from Masseys Institute of Education) generated a cultural assessment …

Aorere College shares bright tech future with other schools

Kelly says their transformation is thanks to his excellent in-school tech team and their vision of technology’s place in learning. “Technology in schools is about changing lives not just changing grades.” It shows others what can be done even in lower …

 

 

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